Violence In Martin Charles Scorsese

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“Taxi Driver”, “Raging Bull”, “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “The Departed”- this is only a short list of movies which were directed by a talented Italian-American screenwriter, Martin Charles Scorsese. With more than 50 years of film directing experience, with lots of rewards, including Oskar, he remains to be one of the most influential and recognized film producers around the globe. From very young age Mr. Scorsese was very passionate about film making and at the age of 26 he already debuted in the film industry with his movie “Who's That Knocking at My Door?”. That movie did not bring him that much of the recognition , but that was the first time when he showed his unique style in storytelling on public. For the next ten years…show more content…
I saw a great deal of violence, I saw a great deal of emotional and psychological violence, spiritual violence that way. A thing like that leaves an impression on you, it doesn't leave you.” is a popular statement which Martin Scorsese made to BBC reporter in the 1980’s and it shows that one of the reasons why Martin Scorsese uses violence in most of his films is because of his experiences, his observations of endless violence in society and desire to show violence as a representation of a social context of his movies( Deforest, n.d.). This excessive violence makes him recognizable as any other film director as scenes of violence we see very frequently. For example, in his movie “Mean Streets” the last scene which is full of violence is shown in such a way, that camera comes really close and goes away so viewers could see the full terrifying picture of the police with the crashed car . Another film with Scorsese’s exceptional style is the “Taxi Driver” with Robert De Niro as a main character. Mr. Scorsese does not give us the information about the main character’s past but instinctively makes us think that all of the violence and main character’s violent thoughts are based on his past experience and society in which he was raised. In Martin Scorsese’s movies violence is described as a part of a society and portrays violence as something that we can not escape
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